Dark Matter have introduced their Transformer motor fan mount. The hinged design allows to easily clamp the mount on the motor can, doing away with moving fan units which can harm efficiency while causing damage to the fan at the same time. The mounts are available in red, blue and black anodising, suitable for 30mm and 40mm fans and they include golden 12.9 grade screws for visual impact and high rigidity.
Source: Dark Matter [darkmatterproducts.net]
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
RCbenchmark has announced the release of the production version of its dynamometer for brushless motors. The dynamometer helps designers to optimise motor and gear ratio selection for the perfect balance of torque, power and efficiency for a specific race or frame. The tool measures torque, motor speed, motor efficiency, motor power and motor internal resistance. Motor loading is adjusted by installing different propellers on the inrunner motor with this method of loading the motor was chosen for its smooth and constant load, for the huge load range it provides, as well as for its low cost. The software can export the data to any spreadsheet software, and most tests can be automated with the automatic control feature. The dynamometer was built by designers, for designers, to save time, and to obtain the best performances and it is especially helpful for smaller motors such as used in 1/16th scale vehicles.
Source: RCbenchmark [rcbenchmark.com]
Friday, November 6, 2015
Fantom Racing have introduced their all-new FR-1 540-size brushless motors. Developed on the USA, the motors feature purpose-designed stators made from premium Japanese Kawasaki steel to cover different wind motors and their intended uses. Despite just varying stack heights, Fantom uses different designs with the Type T being used in the 10.5T spec motor as well as the 2.5T to 9.5T modified variants while the Type R rotor comes into play for the 21.5T and 25.5T motors. The 13.5T and 17.5T variants are available either with the Type T or Type R configurations. All motors are built using premium grade Neodymium magnets and they come engraved with the Fantom logo and specifications.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Team Orion have introduced the Vortex VST2 Pro XLW electric brushless motors. They are based off of the successful VST2 Pro motors and feature a smaller outer diameter of only 34mm which, combined with repositioned mounting holes, allows to mount the motor lower in the chassis for a lower centre of gravity and thus faster cornering. High-quality stator material and a high efficiency design makes them as powerful as standard diameter motors, making them ideal for virtually all 1/10th classes. The motors will become available as 4.5T to 9.5T modified and 10.5T to 21.5T stock variants.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Available soon are Tekin’s all-new Redline Gen3 540-size electric brushless motors. The third generation Redlines are re-engineered from the ground up resulting in a smaller, lighter and faster sensored motor that also delivers smooth power across the whole RPM range. The Gen3 21.5T, 17.5T and 13.5T are available in an RPM version as well as the standard versions. Designed for applications where higher RPM is more beneficial than torque, these motors are ideal for 1/12th and touring car racing classes. The Gen3 modified group of motors are custom tuned with rotor sizes to give you the performance needed for your application. The 21.5T down to 8.5T group come standard with 12.5mm performance rotors and the 7.5T to 2.5T group are equipped with a 13mm rotor for that extra torque needed in modified racing.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
French company RC Concept introduce their new EC8 electric brushless motor for 1/8th scale classes. Featuring a 7075-T6 aluminium can, high-quality neodymium magnet and copper wire material, the motor will produce more torque while offering increased efficiency. The backplate sports dual sensor ports and the motor is available in a 1900kv, 2100kv and 2500kv variant all of which are usable with 3S to 4S input.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Reedy have introduced the new Sonic 540-M3 540-size competition brushless motors. On the outside, the 540-M3 appears very similar to the Mach 2, but look closely nothing has been carried over from the previous model. A 3-piece CNC machined can reduces weight while improving airflow, component fit, and bearing alignment. Heavy-duty silver-plated solder tabs are not only thicker to reduce resistance, but are also cupped to aid soldering, and well supported to prevent internal connections from fatiguing over time. Inside the motors feature an all-new stator design, pure copper magnet wire, and low-resistance collector rings. Available short-stack 17.5 and 13.5 versions suit 1S-powered pan cars and under the right circumstances can create a power advantage in 2S-powered buggies, trucks, and touring cars while the modified variants offer a new stator design which improves mid-range feel. A balanced, high-strength sintered rotor provides powerful, fade-free performance thanks to improved manufacturing processes. To fine-tune for specific applications and tracks, a variety of optional rotors are available. Lastly, larger precision stainless steel ball bearings have been fitted to accommodate high RPM loads with improved reliability. Several versions, from 3.5T to 9.5T modified and 10.5T to 25.5T, are available and all meet ROAR, EFRA, and IFMAR specifications.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Motiv RC have introduced the M-Code Pro Tuned brushless motors for 1/10th and 1/12th applications. The motors offer a short stack design, specially selected stator material for low power loss and they use high-quality pure copper wire for the windings. Other features include gold-plated solder tabs, a sintered rotor, high-quality neodymium magnet material and all-aluminium, high airflow cans for lower operating temperatures. Every M-Code motor is hand checked, assembled, and packaged by a professional in house at the WI, USA office and included with each motor is an analysis and quality control spec sheet. This Sheet is filled out on a motor to motor basis all threw testing and assembly and includes information unique to your M-Code motor. Available is a range of windings including 3.5T to 8.5T modified and 10.5T to 21.5T stock variants.
Source: Motiv RC [motivrc.com]
Saturday, July 25, 2015